Woman charged with resisting arrest after attempting to run from deputies serving a warrant for lewd and lascivious behavior on a child under 16


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Myel Izella Irene McCann, 20, was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with resisting arrest after allegedly running from deputies who were serving a warrant for her arrest on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior on a child under 16.

The warrant for her arrest lists three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on a child between the ages of 12 and 16; the incident date is listed as June 1, 2022.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies set up a “date” with McCann and went to pick her up. When she got about five feet away from their vehicle, a deputy opened the door and announced that he had a warrant for her arrest. McCann allegedly began to scream and run back towards the residence. She allegedly did not comply with commands to stop. The deputy reported that he deployed his taser, and she was detained.

McCann has two misdemeanor convictions; she is being held on bail of $1,050,000 on the charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and another $25,000 on the charge of resisting arrest.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Gotta love that equity. It’s not just men who are arrested for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child. Pretty sure there are solutions to fixing this problem.

    There are probably a couple attorneys who are climbing over one another to defend this one too. LOL, doubt it.

  • Isn’t the color of her of skin.
    But the content of character.
    Sadly, but color now = crime.

  • Was the residence a taxpayer-subsidized entity? Who is the landlord, another taxpayer funded thug, but with degree?

  • Is it a she or a they! I think that is a biological male who identifies as a girl, probably identifies as an underage girl at that. So if “they” identifies as a minor, is there Ret any crime! This identity mess has its drawbacks too. Better keep this one in a private cell or be sure to check the plumbing first or could be some pregnant inmates.

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